WINNIPEG - They had to be better and they were.
They were quicker, more assertive, aggressive and more determined to "create chaos" deep in enemy territory. And yet, while the Winnipeg Jets had their most productive night of the season on the shot clock, the result was the same in an oddly low-scoring affair.
Unlike the previous two games, the opportunities on this night - many as there were - just didn't sink.
They were better, but they weren't perfect.
The Jets outshot the Bruins 35-25 and carried the play for much of the night, but were defeated 4-1 Monday, falling to 1-2 on the season.
Blake Wheeler had Winnipeg's lone goal, while Connor Hellebuyck made 21 saves.
Don't be fooled by the final score. It was either a tied or one-goal game for more than 58 minutes until the Bruins added two in the final 1:59 - Brandon Carlo's first NHL goal and an empty netter by Zdeno Chara - to seal a 4-1 win.